Rehab Round 2, Day 7; No Going Back

Occupational Therapy:

In Occupational Therapy,  we worked on getting dressed with the reacher and sock assistant.   I was able to get a shower in,  and we practiced sliding on the shower bench to get in, leaning back far enough to not break my restrictions.   I will most likely be using a shower bench when I get home.

Physical Therapy:

In Physical Therapy,  we practiced walking with the regular walker again.   I walked 100 feet the first time,  and 75 feet the second time.   We practiced getting in and out of bed,  including a higher bed,  and practiced getting in and out of a car.  We also practiced walking with the walker on a mat for a different type of surface and practiced going up on a board to simulate crossing over a threshold. 

Other:

Today I enjoyed coloring in a coloring book,  and continued to work with family on the plans for me to come home. This week is flying by, and there are still a few things to do before I hopefully get to head home!

I’ve discovered I actually like Sour Patch kids. My taste buds have changed over the last couple of months, to an extent.

Songs to Focus on:

From my mom….

Other songs to focus on…

Scripture to Focus on:

From my mom….

Other Scripture to focus on…

Movie Lines….

These movie lines have been standing out to me. After something like this, a person is never the same. And why should we be? Trauma changes you but it can make you stronger.

There is no going back. There is no returning to normal, only moving forward and finding a new normal. For events such as the accident I was in are not meant to send us back to who we were before. They are meant to change us, to help us grow and become stronger. It’s up to us to decide whether we will allow the trauma to change us for the better or worse.

You can’t be the same after something like this. Sure, you can return to a sense of normalcy, but it will never be the same. And it shouldn’t be.

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